Statskcartsa, Untie EP [Boltfish Recordings – BOLT027, 2006]

statskcartsaAnother new signing for Boltfish that goes by the name: Statskcartsa. The Untie EP is a six track remix EP featuring “April 21st” an original track by Statskcartsa and five remixes. It would seem like Boltfish in likeness with many others have opted for a slightly different musical path this time around. “April 21st” dwells in an analogue setting complete with gently handled guitar and live sounding percussion. The “Eisenbahn” remix courtesy Cheju bears similarities to his recent Static Caravan release “A Rainy Mile”, solid beats and manipulated sounds originally emitted by a stringed instrument. “Firstly, Summer (New Mix)” features chime and piano for base, a steady beat fused with pop-influenced melody and vocals. “At Long Last (Mint’s Cinefilm Remix)” got lovely undampend piano serving as introduction to Mint’s remix efforts and it’s very much a Mint affair. With strong melody, laid-back beats, the lushest of strings, layered and building towards the obvious musical conclusion – all assembled by an experts hand. “Cheju – Pachinko (Statskcartsa Remix)” originally included on Cheju’s “Taito-Ku EP” BOLT018 gets the remix treatment by Statskcartsa. In the remix the chords that are trademarked Cheju are kept intact and Statskcartsa stays true to the original but nevertheless makes a new version that is messier with added glitch and less guitar than the original. Ending the “Untie EP” is the ambient beatless remix “April 21st (Greg Haine’s Reprise Remix)” and Greg Haines would be identical to a musician that uses the alias Statskcartsa. It’s BOLT027 and you know you should investigate.